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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE AND RACING LEGENDS UNVEIL NEW FTR750 FOR AMA FLAT TRACK COMPETITION

Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Living Legends, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman on-hand in Sturgis to celebrate historic return to professional racing

MINNEAPOLIS (August 8, 2016) — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, unleashed its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 flat track race bike in a place synonymous with the brand – the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event is the latest milestone in the historic return to professional flat track racing for the brand, while the Scout FTR750 represents Indian Motorcycle’s bid for a strong return to AMA flat track racing.

The Indian Scout FTR750 was revealed at the “Motorcycles as Art” industry event that took place at the famed Buffalo Chip in Sturgis. Special guests on-hand were the two surviving members of the legendary Indian Wrecking Crew, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman, both of whom are AMA Hall of Fame members. The third member of the Wrecking Crew, Ernie Beckman, passed away in 1999. The motorcycle featured the #51 of Bill Tuman, as a tribute to the last rider to win a Grand National Championship on an Indian in 1953.

“A heritage of racing and winning is in the lifeblood of this brand, and everyone in attendance was clearly proud to be a part of this important moment in the historic return of Indian Motorcycle to professional flat track racing,” said President of Motorcycles Steve Menneto. “We have an incredible team of engineers and designers working on this initiative, and all of us are deeply committed to building a world-class racing program that will live up to our legendary history on the track.”

The all-new Indian Scout FTR750 features a high-revving, racing V-Twin engine developed in-house
and is wrapped in a unique steel frame that allows for a tight wheelbase, large centrally located airbox and unique lightweight carbon fiber body.  The design of the race-only bike reflects the heritage of key Indian racing models from history including the Big Base Scout; a historic bike that won in Daytona, dominated events across the country and is still raced in Vintage competition today.


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Indian Motorcycle Presents the 'Frontier 111' Custom Springfield

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to present the “Frontier 111” crafted by Azzkikr Custom Baggers of Phoenix, Ariz., as a radical interpretation of the new Indian® Springfield™ motorcycle.



The first custom to be built based on the 2016 Indian Springfield, Azzkikr’s Frontier 111 showcases builder Len Edmondson’s exceptional talents for creating award-winning and fully functional artwork. With this bike, his acute attention to detail and outrageous craftsmanship offer a truly show-stopping example of a thoroughly modern retro bagger that features classic lines via contemporary, artistic flare.

The Frontier 111 has obvious salutes to pedigree by incorporating the heritage of the Indian brand’s skirted front fender, a leaf-spring equipped springer front end, jockey shifter with foot clutch, and historically inspired color palette surrounding Indian Motorcycle’s powerful Thunder Stroke® 111 engine.



“We have been working on the cutting edge of the custom bagger movement for years now, but it’s not often that you get to reveal a custom based on a motorcycle the factory just introduced,” says Azzkikr’s Len Edmondson. “From Day #1, we wanted something that reflected the big front wheel trend but still spoke to the heritage and style that is uniquely Indian.”

The sleek Frontier 111 incorporates a sweeping line from its hand-built headlight housing to the tip of its expertly crafted rear fender. The front clip includes a custom-made triple tree sourced from KewlMetal, a springer-type suspension utilizing a leaf-spring, a 26-inch spoked wheel wrapped in Metzeler rubber, and a hand-formed aluminum hub hiding a modern disc brake system. Up top the Springfield’s fuel tank was modified for a vintage look and topped with a polished dash piece featuring stock gauges, and a hand-tooled leather seat diverts the eye to the back of the bike, where you’ll find hand-formed side panels, bags and rear fender. The removable bags are fully functional with a mechanical lid, and there’s a vintage-look taillight assembly with brake light and indicators. Hidden by the bags, the stock-size 16-inch rear wheel is spoked while rear air-suspension allows the bike to ride at factory height or drop low for show. As with everything else, the striking red and black paint palette with gold leaf detailing also was done in-house.



“Everything on the bike aside from the triple tree was hand-made or manufactured in our shop to an OEM quality standard to fit on the Springfield’s stock frame, so nothing on it makes any actual changes to the engineering of the present bike,” Edmondson says. “In other words, if I wanted to send parts to someone to reproduce this bike with a new Springfield, they could put it together using the same bolt patterns. That makes this build truly revolutionary.”

“The Indian Springfield is a touring bike that is meant to be ridden, and by building an extreme custom around the stock frame the Frontier 111 stays true to the spirit of the motorcycle,” commented Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Len and his team did an amazing job with this build and it was very exciting to unveil this bike at the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week.”

Learn more about Azzkikr Custom Baggers and its Frontier product line for Indian motorcycles at AzzkikrCustomBaggers.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook,Twitter and Instagram social media channels.



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Indian Motorcycle Announces the 2016 Springfield

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, has announced the new 2016 Indian Springfield™. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle and designed for a pure riding experience, the Indian Springfield is a soulful and versatile new addition to the 2016 lineup. It features true, authentic American craftsmanship, superior refinement and only the most essential touring features for the ultimate in open road touring without distractions.

Inspired by the rich heritage of Indian Motorcycle, the Indian Springfield offers classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility.
The Indian Springfield can be quickly converted into a cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or transformed into a high-capacity touring model with Genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories. While maintaining the style and luxury for which Indian Motorcycle is renowned, the Indian Springfield makes its own distinctive mark in the bagger and touring category. While related to the iconic Indian® Chief® family, the multifaceted Indian Springfield hard bagger was developed with a unique new trunk-compatible chassis for higher loading capacity and a premium touring experience without sacrificing handling prowess.

Designed for an unobstructed view of the road ahead, the Indian Springfield sports a bespoke quick-release windshield that creates a large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort. Other comfort features such as remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard along with real leather seating, high-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Standard front and rear highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection from tip-overs. Brightly chromed forks, headlight housing, fender trim, engine covers, exhaust and handlebars with internal wiring bring the shine along for the ride.

“The new Indian Springfield wasn’t designed to fill a space in our lineup; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The Springfield’s unmatched versatility will win the hearts of motorcycling purists around the world.”

Powered by the highly regarded Thunder Stroke® 111 engine, the Indian Springfield delivers 119 ft./lbs. of torque (North American models) to conquer any highway in any weather. Its unique new chassis was designed to handle a wide load range, featuring cartridge forks and an air adjustable rear shock with 4.5 inches of travel for safely transporting up to 533 lbs. in style. Touring comfort can be further enhanced with a full line of accessories including a tall and low windshield, heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers, a 17-gallon accessory trunk and heated grips to keep riders comfortable in cool temperatures. Yet in minutes its quick-release windscreen and saddlebags can be removed creating a classically styled, high performance cruiser. The split seat, featuring a unique stitch and stud pattern, can likewise be trimmed down to create a tight and low solo look, giving the Indian Springfield a truly customizable personality.

The 2016 Indian Springfield starts at $20,999 in Thunder Black and $21,549 for Indian Motorcycle® Red. It comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and, as with all new Indian Motorcycles, includes free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group™ for one year. For more information, visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com.


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Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Indian Springfield

Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Edition Indian motorcycles sell out in 24 hours!

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is happy to announce that the entire production run of the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Springfield™ and Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle models was sold in just one day.



The individually numbered motorcycles – the first-ever production vehicles to feature Jack Daniel’s livery – became available for purchase on March 4. Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866, these special models were produced in extremely limited numbers that did not exceed 150 total units. Of the 149 units sold, 97 were purchased by customers in the U.S. and 38 found a home with international customers.

The final unsold unit, #1 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage version that was the custom painted prototype built by Klock Werks, will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort, with all monies from the auction benefitting Operation Ride Home. More information can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com and JDOperationRideHome.com.

Designed in conjunction with Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks in Mitchell, S.D., the Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Chief Vintage models both feature an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. Each fender is inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history, and an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra reminds riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately. Both models also come with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group™ for one year. Each motorcycle will be hand-painted and built, with delivery occurring no later than August 2016.

“We knew that the pairing of Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycles would be popular, but we never expected to get such a tremendous response in such a short time frame,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “In special recognition of Brian Klock’s contribution to this program and his continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community, Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle have partnered to give him the last motorcycle of the limited edition run. Brian Klock is now the proud owner of the Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield #150.”

“The quick sale of these commemorative motorcycles speaks to the enduring appreciation for both the Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s brands,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “These motorcycles will always have a place in history, and will certainly be some of the most treasured of the new models coming out of Spirit Lake, Iowa.”

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Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle

New, Vintage & Custom Models, Demo Rides, Racing, Organized Tours, Special Events

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - (Feb 22, 2016) - Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it's winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12.

"Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired to honor that legacy and showcase our future," said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. "Whether you're a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell."
Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout® Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief® Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster® tourer and a very special new model. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.


Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway (Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Daily
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the 'Project Scout: Build a Legend' custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain® with performance accessories handles the dyno, and make sure to pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night (Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.March 8
Enjoy live music, food & refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you're welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. - 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider's Group & Veterans Ride (Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Owners can roll alongside a Vet rider from last year's inaugural Veterans Charity Ride as he captains a new custom Indian Trike. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle (Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m.March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to 'Celebrate the 75th'.

Visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/daytona for the most up to date schedule. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and FacebookTwitter and Instagram social media channels.

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Indian Motorcycle Unveils the Versatile and Affordable All-New 2016 Scout Sixty

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today introduced the latest addition to its 2016 lineup —the all-new Indian Scout® Sixty — from the floor of the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. The new 999cc Scout Sixty breaks through boundaries, promising to broadly appeal to new rider segments with a premium motorcycle at the lowest MSRP yet for the brand.

The new Indian Scout Sixty offers many of the same features and components of the award-winning Indian® Scout®, which was introduced in 2014 at the Black Hills Rally on the fabled “Wall of Death.” True to the craftsmanship, reliability and legendary agility of the Indian Scout, the new Scout Sixty shares the identical chassis, suspension, brakes and core engine — all mated with a new 60 cubic inch engine. Featuring 78hp, the highest horsepower in class, and a dry weight of 542 pounds with a potent 65 ft./lbs. of linear torque, the Scout Sixty is paired with a silky smooth, easy-to-shift 5-speed transmission, and starts at $8,999. Offered in three classic, bold Indian Motorcycle colors, the Scout Sixty features a black seat, matching black frame and wheels, and is compatible with the many accessories already available for the Indian Scout.


“The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders who desire the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian Motorcycle.”

The Scout Sixty is available in Thunder Black starting at $8,999, with Indian Motorcycle Red and Pearl White color options starting at $9,299. A seat height of 25.3 inches allows for sure-footed comfort at stops, and the low center of gravity ensures agile cornering, precise balance and overall rider confidence and control. A series of accessories including seats, handlebars and footpeg relocators allow the motorcycle to be tailored to fit each rider, while additional accessories such as saddlebags, wire wheels and quick-release windscreens give owners virtually unlimited freedom to customize their rides.

The new Scout Sixty is not shy on performance, with Roland Sands Designs getting the nod as the first to customize the new model. Sands customized five new motorcycles to race prep them for battle in the street bike-based class for the “Super Hooligan” class at the Superprestigio of the Americas, slated for November 21at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new Scout Sixty is already en route to dealerships around the world, and is sure to be a popular platform for customizing and personalizing prior to the traditional riding season kick-off at Daytona Bike Week.

“We expect the Scout Sixty to accelerate the already unprecedented success we have had with the new Scout platform,” said Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director Scott Meek. “The custom community has really embraced the Scout and we have experienced intense enthusiasm from DIY customizers, dealers, pro-builders and the aftermarket."

For more information about the Scout Sixty and the Scout visit www.indianmotorcycle.com. For information on the Super Hooligan race, log on to www.superprestigio.com. The Scout Sixty will be a featured display motorcycle for the balance of the International Motorcycle Show circuit, with more information and tickets available a twww.motorcycleshows.com.

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Special Offer on 2015 INDIAN® ROADMASTER

Buy a 2015 Indian Roadmaster and get a great deal at the same time:


- $1,500 Credit* for Accessories or Apparel when you purchase a 2015 Indian®Chieftain®, Indian® Chief® Vintage or Indian® Roadmaster®**
- Complimentary 5 year warranty on all MY15 excluding Indian® Scout®
- $0 down on all MY15

Offer Ends October 31, 2015

Full details on the Indian site -- HERE





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Indian Motorcycle to Sponsor Inaugural “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis"

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its sponsorship of the “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis.” The ride, intended to raise support for severely wounded and injured veterans, will offer a group of former military service members the opportunity to ride to Sturgis, SD just in time for the rally’s 75th anniversary.

Indian Motorcycle recently announced a partnership with the USO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and live entertainment to the U.S. troops and their families worldwide, and today is expanding its commitment to those who served. In addition to sponsoring the ride, Indian Motorcycle is providing the service members with bikes to ride to Sturgis. Several of the Indian models have been outfitted with sidecars specially built and provided by Champion Sidecars to accommodate the riders who are unable to operate a motorcycle themselves due to multiple traumatic amputations.
“In the same way we are inspired by the courageous and selfless commitment these men and women made defending our country, we are honored to help each of them achieve their dream of riding to Sturgis on an Indian Motorcycle,” said Scott Meek, marketing director for Indian Motorcycle.
More than a dozen veterans, from various military branches and of varying ages, will start their weeklong journey to Sturgis from Los Angeles. The trip will be filled with exciting locations and routes on their epic journey to the Black Hills Rally in Sturgis.
 
The group will spend six days riding spectacular scenic backroads and exploring some of America’s greatest national treasures including Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capital Reef National Park, The Arches and Moab, Utah. From Utah the group will continue their journey through the Colorado National Monument, Hahn’s Peak Colorado and Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, arriving in Sturgis on Sunday, August 2.
At the rally, they will enjoy the ultimate Sturgis experience. America’s First Motorcycle Company takes special pride in its long-standing relationship with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was started by Indian Motorcycle dealer “Pappy” Hoel in 1938. The riders will be treated to several activities sponsored by Indian and its partners, including participation in the Buffalo Chip’s “Freedom Ride” on Thursday, August 6 along with 600 fellow veterans.
Indian Motorcycle has partnered with Emmy award-winning Director Robert Manciero and his production company, Full Vision Productions, to create this adventure and film the entire journey. “We are honored to be putting on this event and campaign in support of Indian Motorcycle and the service members who have given so much for our country. We have created a fantastic, weeklong ride with activities and excursions planned along the route in addition to chef-prepared special meals and visits with other veterans and organizations,” said Manciero.
“Attending the Sturgis Bike Rally has been on my bucket list for many years, but riding to the 75th anniversary with my fellow veterans on an motorcycle is a dream come true,” said Los Angeles-based Jorge Hernandez, a veteran Marine with 12 years of service, two Purple Hearts and four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Full Vision Productions has created a unique, interactive media platform to chronicle the epic ride. It will enable fellow veterans, motorcycle enthusiasts and other supporters to follow the riders and campaign in real-time, interacting with them via Facebook,Twitter andInstagram and watching daily videos of their journey. Riders who are on their way to Sturgis for the rally will find the itinerary for each day posted on the site should they wish to join the ride and support the riders on their once-in-a-lifetime journey. For more details about the campaign, videos and specifics of the route and excursions visit the Veterans Charity Ride official website at www.veteranscharityride.org.

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Indian Motorcycles “Scout Inspired Custom Series”

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CELEBRATES THE FUTURE AND HONORS NEARLY 100 YEARS OF RICH INDIAN SCOUT HERITAGE WITH ITS “SCOUT INSPIRED CUSTOM SERIES”

Inaugural story honors USO partnership and unwavering military commitment with unveiling of Custom Military Scout and multimedia vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg

America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its Scout Inspired Custom Series; a chronology of the rich, century-long history of the Indian® Scout™ motorcycle. Throughout 2015, Indian Motorcycle will unveil a series of custom Indian Scouts designed and crafted by some of America’s leading custom bike builders — each designed to celebrate an important Indian Scout milestone or achievement since its debut in 1920.  Each of the custom Scouts will be accompanied by vignettes to share the legacy of the Indian Scout. 

To kick-off the series, Indian Motorcycle today launched the Custom Military Scout in a vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg. The Custom Military Scout is a tribute to the company’s nearly 100-year history of supporting the U.S. Military and to celebrate Indian Motorcycle’s partnership with USO. The Custom Military Scout was designed and built by world-renowned custom builder Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota.



“Klock Werks Kustom Cycles is honored to partner with Indian Motorcycle on a project that pays tribute to the USO and their outstanding work on behalf of the dedicated men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces,” said Brian Klock, founder of Klock Werks. “Indian Motorcycle has a long and impressive legacy of supporting the U.S. Military dating back to WWI and all of us at Klock Werks are humbled to play a role in this important and historic endeavor.”

The Custom Military Scout is built on the award-winning 2015 Indian Scout platform, sporting a matte green paint indicative of a vintage military bike that was perfectly applied by Brad Smith of The Factory Match.  It utilizes taillights that are modern street legal reproductions on a custom bracket to mimic the original military-style lights. The Custom Military Scout features Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory leather saddlebags, a Klock Werks "Klassic" seat kit and leather wraps for the base of the Indian accessory quick-detach windshield — all upholstered using matching leather hides.  A custom gun scabbard mount holds a Thompson sub-machine gun with a custom gunstock by Boyds Gunstocks of Mitchell, SD etched with both the USO and Indian Motorcycle logos. The first public showing of the bike will be at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey California on May 15th & 16th.

“Today we are proud to launch our Scout Inspired Custom Series with our inaugural episode dedicated to the USO and our mutual support of the U.S. Military and their families, and we are grateful to brand ambassador Mark Wahlberg and our friends at Klock Werks for their support and fine craftsmanship,” said Steve Menneto, Polaris Industries vice president of motorcycles. “The Indian Scout has built a long and storied legacy of racing wins, world records, engineering innovations and industry firsts, and along the way it has won the hearts and minds of fans around the world. Those achievements have materially impacted our current and future direction for the Indian Scout marque, and we look forward to telling some of those important stories through our Scout Inspired Custom Series.”

The Custom Military Scout and accompanying video vignette narrated by Mark Wahlberg can be found by visiting www.indianmotorcycle.com, along with upcoming stories in the Scout Inspired Custom Series.

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Indian Motorcycle Named Presenting Sponsor of ‘The MEET at ACM’

America’s Car Museum will also raffle a 2015 Indian Chief Vintage to benefit education program

America’s Car Museum (ACM) has announced that Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, will be a presenting sponsor at the fourth annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival: The MEET at ACM, in Tacoma, Washington, on August 22.

Indian Motorcycle has a history dating back to 1901 with current models such as the Chief and Scout, and the new Roadmaster. As the featured brand, guests can expect to see a wide cross section of Indian motorcycles from the early 1900s through the end of the Springfield era production in 1953. The latest generation of Indian motorcycles, backed by Polaris Industries in 2011, continues the tradition of quality, power and style that kept Indian Motorcycle a household name for over a century.

“Indian has a rich heritage of two-wheeled American freedom and respect both our history and the future of the brand,” said Julie Elepano, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Manager. “This event brings together fans of this brand and the long and stunning history of motorcycling so we are naturally proud to be part of the coming weekend.”

Visitors to the Vintage Motorcycle Festival can expect to see more than 325 vintage motorcycles from the early 1900s through to 1990. There will also be other motorcycle brands on ACM’s Haub Family Field along with vendors of riding gear, helmets and OEM accessories.

During the award ceremony at the Vintage Motorcycle Festival, ACM will raffle a Willow Green and Cream 2015 Indian Chief Vintage, which features a 111 cubic-inch “Thunder Stroke” v-twin motor and traditional Indian Motorcycle trimmings, including leather seats and saddlebags, laced wheels, valanced fenders, fringed leather saddle bags and the brand’s traditional War-Bonnet front fender light.

“Indian Motorcycle is an instantly recognizable name when it comes to vintage bikes and we are glad to have them presenting this year,” said ACM president and CEO David Madeira. “The Museum displays some great motorcycles year-round and hundreds more will be at The MEET.”
 
Net proceeds from the Vintage Motorcycle Festival will benefit the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum, which provides hands-on training and a pathway to careers in automotive restoration for young adults.
 
Raffle tickets are available at the Museum for $20 each or in bundles of six for $100, and the winning ticket will be drawn at The MEET on August 22. For more information on the event, visit www.vintagemotorcyclefestival.com.
 

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Polaris Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results - motorcycle sales up 74%

Sales increased 16% to $1,033.3 million, setting a new record for the first quarter.

North American retail sales increased 8% in the first quarter.

MINNEAPOLIS (April 23, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported record first quarter net income of $88.6 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, an increase of nine percent from the 2014 first quarter net income of $80.9 million, or $1.19 per diluted share. Sales for the first quarter 2015 totaled $1,033.3 million, which represents an increase of 16 percent from last year’s first quarter sales of $888.3 million.

“I am pleased to report record sales and earnings for our 2015 first quarter, with sales up 16 percent, operating income up 19 percent and net income up nine percent, our 22nd consecutive quarter of record earnings performance,” commented Scott Wine, Polaris’ chairman and chief executive officer.  “We outperformed the market again in most of our businesses in spite of increased competitive promotional pressures, weakening global markets and the corresponding negative effect from currencies.  While we are justifiably proud of these accomplishments, we remain focused on seizing the numerous opportunities we missed to perform better.  From factory inventory being too high to ongoing production inefficiencies, particularly in motorcycles, we did not perform to our capabilities or our expectations. 

However, we are making great strides towards addressing these issues, and I am confident those efforts will allow us to continue outperforming our markets.” Wine continued, “My confidence comes first and foremost from the skill and passion of Polaris’ 8,000 team members.  Our team has never been stronger or deeper, demonstrated by the recent internal promotions of Chris Wolf and Craig Scanlon, both 10+ year Polaris veterans, to run our Snowmobile and Slingshot® businesses, respectively, following Mike Jonikas’s retirement.  Second, product innovation remains a significant growth driver.  During the quarter, we added to our stable of innovative motorcycles with the introduction of the Indian Chief Dark Horse®, the Victory Magnum X-1®, and a limited edition Slingshot SL.  Additionally, we unveiled seven new mountain snowmobiles incorporating our award winning Axys® chassis, making the best mountain sled, the Polaris RMK®, even better. And we expanded our manufacturing footprint to China, while extending the breadth and reach of our ORV business, with the acquisition of Hammerhead Off-Road®, which produces light gas and electric utility vehicles and gasoline powered go-karts.”

Wine concluded, “We suspected 2015 would have its share of challenges and the first quarter confirmed our suspicions.  Nevertheless, we continue to see another year of solid growth and market share gains, which gives us confidence in achieving our sales and earnings guidance for the full year.”

Motorcycle sales increased 74 percent in the 2015 first quarter to $137.4 million. All three brands, Victory, Indian Motorcycle® and Slingshot, increased sales in the first quarter. Consumer retail demand for Victory and Indian Motorcycles during the 2015 first quarter, was up nearly 40 percent over last year’s first quarter, driven primarily by strong Indian Motorcycle retail sales, while first quarterNorth American industry heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle retail sales were up low-single digits percent from 2014. Slingshot retail sales were ahead of expectations. All three brands added to their product portfolios during the quarter with Indian Motorcycle introducing the Indian Chief Dark Horse, which is built upon the successful and award-winning Indian Chief® platform with only a flash of chrome and a heavy dose of matte black paint; Victory showcased the new Magnum X-1, a new bagger with a 200-watt, 10 speaker audio system and custom factory paint; and Slingshot adding a limited edition model packed with head-turning features, including striking Nuclear Sunset Orange coloring, dual windscreens and an interior LED lighting package. Sales of Polaris motorcycles outside of North America decreased 12 percent in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to a year ago due to the currency impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar.

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Indian Motorcycle announces new motorcycle apparel

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Exciting New 2015 Spring & Summer Collections of Rider Wear, Casualwear, Gifts & Personal Accessories

Indian Motorcycle riders and all those with a passion for America’s First Motorcycle Company will appreciate the fit, comfort, protection, and of course the tremendous style of the new Spring & Summer 2015 Indian Motorcycle Apparel Collection. The new collection that is available now from Indian Motorcycle dealers and at www.indianmotorcycle.comincludes rider wear, casualwear, gifts, and personal accessories. All of these items feature premium materials, the highest quality construction, and iconic Indian Motorcycle branding.

New Rider Wear: Gear Up for the Ultimate Ride

A new jacket that delivers outstanding comfort, protection, and style is the Men’s Rocker Jacket (MSRP $499.99), a leather jacket that features a soft and supple distressed leather and contemporary styling that makes this a great jacket on the road and on the town. The Rocker Jacket has several convenient pockets, hidden back and arm ventilation, a removable quilted plaid liner, CE-certified shoulder and elbow armor, and subtle Indian Motorcycle branding.

Rocker Jacket


The Men’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($269.99) is a lightweight all-‘rounder of a jacket with a water-repellent microfiber shell and removable lining. The Military Jacket ($299.99) has styling inspired by vintage army jackets and has a water-repellent canvas outer-shell and removable fleece lining. The Thunder Stroke Jacket ($299.99), which combines a durable fabric body with all-leather sleeves, is a riding jacket with contemporary styling.

Military Jacket


Avid touring riders will find the Men’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($499.99/$249.99) deliver unmatched performance, comfort, and convenience in all riding conditions. The jacket’s zip-out waterproof liner will keep a rider dry in the nastiest weather, and it combines with the thermal lining to provide warmth and comfort on cold-weather rides. In warmer temperatures, a rider can simply remove the linings and open up the jacket’s adjustable vents –at the chest, shoulder, and back – for maximum airflow. The Tour Jacket also features a zip-off storm collar and 3M® reflective piping, panels, and branding for enhanced visibility.

The Tour Pants also deliver all-weather comfort and protection that a touring rider will rely on mile after mile.

For the ultimate in head-turning style off the bike, there’s the premium Shearling Jacket ($1499.99). Made from 100% sheepskin with a natural shearling lining, this jacket delivers a new high level of refined luxury and comfort.

The Spirit Jacket ($119.99) is a casual jacket that features lightweight construction, wear-it-anywhere comfort, and bold Indian Motorcycle branding.

New jackets in the Indian Motorcycle women’s collection deliver the same outstanding protection and convenience of the men’s jackets, along with flattering, comfortable cuts women will appreciate on or off the bike.

The Women’s Textile Benjamin Jacket ($249.99) delivers classic style and versatile performance, while the Women’s Indian Motorcycle Tour Jacket & Pants ($469.99/$229.99) provide the same versatile, all-weather comfort and convenience as the men’s versions.

Casualwear With Genuine IMC Style

The Spring & Summer 2015 casualwear collection features three new shirts that are Made In America – the Long Sleeve IMC Tee, the Pride Shield Tee, and the USA Pocket Tee. All three of these comfortable, premium-quality tees are made in California and feature powerful Indian Motorcycle branding.

The new collection also includes an expanded selection of Munro Casualwear, including four new tees and a sweatshirt with graphics and branding that pay homage to the legendary Indian Motorcycle land speed record holder.

Expanded Gift & Accessories Collection

Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts and their friends will love the new selection of branded gifts and personal accessories, including small leather goods such as premium leather wallets, card holders and a passport holder. There’s also a collection of luggage and bags, including a Backpack, Wash Bag, Gym Bag, and Messenger Bag.

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE INTRODUCES FIRST MODEL YEAR 2016,

Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the newest and edgiest member of the Indian Chief line-up and the first 2016 model — the Indian® Chief Dark Horse®.

The Indian Chief Dark Horse is a cruiser built upon the successful and award-winning Indian Chief platform. Unlike other bikes in the Indian Motorcycle line-up, it is understated with only a flash of chrome and adds a healthy dose of matte black paint to create one of the most confident silhouettes on the market. By all but eliminating chrome from the motorcycle and swapping to cast wheels, the Dark Horse conveys an aggressive pose, and being the lightest in the series, is the quickest model in the Chief family.

Striking an ideal balance of attitude and features, the 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse delivers the style, quality and power expected from an Indian Motorcycle, and starts at just $16,999. The Dark Horse conveys a bold attitude that demands attention for all the right reasons.
 
Blacked-out from end to end, the Indian Chief Dark Horse does not lack features. Powered by the highly rated Thunder Stroke® 111 engine and wrapped in the same chassis and suspension of the Indian Chief Classic, the Dark Horse also maintains ABS, a remote key fob for keyless ignition, electronic cruise control, and features a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.

Built to be an aggressive solo ride, the Dark Horse loses the oil cooler, analogue fuel gauge and driving lights of Chief Classic. A passenger seat plus either passenger foot-pegs or floor boards are available as part of the Genuine Indian Motorcycle Accessory line-up for those who want to ride two-up.

The Indian Chief Dark Horse is an ideal motorcycle for those seeking to customize their rides. With 40 available accessories rolling out during the spring and early summer, riders can add components to black-out their ride even more. Items such as ape hanger handlebars, accessory air cleaners, fender struts, slip-on exhaust with black heat shields and exhaust tips, and black fender trim help create the fully blacked-out look.

“The Indian Chief Dark Horse is unlike anything else currently available from Indian Motorcycle,” said Indian Motorcycle Sr. Product Manager, Ben Lindaman. “While it shares the best traits with other models in the Chief platform, its signature matte black paint and minimalist profile give it an attitude unlike any other Indian motorcycle. We’re excited to unveil this new bike at an aggressive price point for a full-size cruiser.”

The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be available in dealers starting mid-February and will be a featured demo bike at the annual Daytona Bike Week from March 7th – 14th. For more information, log on to www.IndianMotorcycle.com.

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Indian 2016 Dark Horse to be launched

Riding down Michigan Avenue in the dead of winter is perfect venue to showcase the grittiest new member of the 2016 Indian Motorcycle lineup
 
CHICAGO, IL. — February 3, 2015 — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, challenges die-hard Chicago area riders to show their true colors and sign up and suit up for the “Dark Horse Challenge Ride.” The roughly 5-mile ride through the heart of Chicago and down Michigan Avenue will take place on Friday, February 13 beginning at 4 p.m., celebrating the passion and spirit of the area’s rider community. The ride is hosted by Indian Motorcycle to commemorate the launch of its newest motorcycle and the first industry 2016 model year, the Indian Chief Dark Horse, which will be unveiled the same day. The ride will be led by an armada of the new Indian Motorcycle Dark Horse bikes, giving ride participants a chance to be among the first in the country to see the bold swagger of the 2016 Indian Dark Horse.


“Dark Horse Challenge Ride” Details:
 
-          Riders can register to participate starting today, February 2 at http://polaris.formstack.com/forms/darkhorsechallenge 

-          The ride is open to all riders (proper riding attire required)
-          3 p.m., February 13 – Riders meet-up at Cooper Technica, 400 North May St.
-          4 p.m. – Kickstands up
-          4:45 p.m. – Dark Horse Challenge Ride concludes at Kaiser Tiger, 1415 Randolph St.
-          4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Exclusive Dark Horse Launch Party at Kaiser Tiger
-          Participants receive exclusive patch and swag bag
-          Non-participants can register for a chance to win an invite to the launch party by visiting Chicagoland’s Indian Motorcycle dealer, Indian Motorcycle of Chicago West.


“We know die-hard Chicagoland riders are itching to fire up their bikes, so we’re issuing a challenge for the toughest riders out there to come join us for an exhilarating ride down Michigan Avenue as we commemorate the debut of the toughest Indian Motorcycle on the market,” said Scott Meek, marketing director for Indian Motorcycle. “The Dark Horse is a bike that will separate its riders from the rest of the pack, and we think the Dark Horse Challenge will do the same.”

See the new Dark Horse at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, February 13-15
For those who don’t join the ride, Chicagoland motorcycle enthusiasts are also invited to get up close and personal with the all-new Dark Horse by visiting Indian Motorcycle’s exhibit at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, which kicks off Friday, February 13 at 1 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 5 p.m. The new 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse will be formally unveiled at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Indian Motorcycle display area, giving attendees a chance to experience the entire lineup of awe-inspiring 2015 models, along with custom bikes, vintage bikes, all-new Indian Motorcycle apparel and accessories, and much more.


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Last Chance for 5 years of coverage

If you've been on the fence about buying an Indian - now is the time.





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2015 Indian Line-Up

Join Indian Motorcycle on the open road ahead with the 2015 Indian Line-Up featuring the Indian Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, and Chieftain now available in iconic two-tone paint, an all-new touring bike, the Indian Roadmaster and the all-new Indian Scout, powered by a 69 cu in liquid-cooled engine.




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The Indian Scout is coming - and it looks good

The Indian Scout is listed on the Canadian section of the Indian website and it starts at $12,199

It introduces the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle engine – an efficient and reliable 69 cubic inch V-twin. That works out to about 1130 CC's if you like to see engine measurements that way.



Some of the key features and design elements include: 

69 cu in Scout™ Engine This engine appeals to a rider’s key senses as it’s visually stunning, has a soul-stirring exhaust note, and delivers impressive power on demand to ignite an Indian Scout rider’s passion for the ride. The reliable, efficient liquid cooling ensures consistently outstanding performance in all riding conditions. Visually, this V-twin features innovative styling with unique details that merit a closer look.

Lightweight The lightweight chassis enhances the maneuverability and fun factor for the most rewarding riding. The premium suspension keeps the ride smooth and offers rear suspension adjustability

Balanced Well-balanced with a low center of gravity for easy, fluid handling at all speeds. An outstanding lean angle inspires confidence by allowing riders to capably execute high-speed cornering

Solo Seat Desert Tan Genuine Leather Solo Bucket Seat is a modern, authentic version of the original Indian Scout seat that delivers premium comfort. The comfortable seat features new desert tan leather designed to withstand the elements. This sealed, high-quality leather is strong and durable.

Modern Technology Efficient, reliable liquid cooling ensures the most consistently outstanding performance in all conditions, at all speeds. The modern technology produces an unmatched ride experience that includes electronic fuel injection, counter-balancing, and a 6-speed transmission

Styling The stylish DNA of the original Indian Scout is evident in this new model. Its styling and engineering are integrated in a refined, no-frills style. In authentic Indian Motorcycle fashion, major components are visible to celebrate the motorcycle’s mechanical beauty and grace. The design lines lead the eye the length of the bike and create the impression of it being in motion at all times.

Classic Triangle The classic rigid triangle of the original Indian Scout is featured here in re-engineered form, with the steering head and axles as the three points of this classic design

Headlight Black headlight with chrome trim replicates the original Indian Scout headlight and coordinates with other blacked-out elements

Fenders Stylish Fenders have a spare, jaunty style and display the elegant flow of genuine Indian Motorcycle bodywork

Badging The 2015 Indian® Scout™ features a tank badge like that of the iconic tank badges found on Scouts since the 1920s




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The sound of the new Indian Motorcycle engine


Watch and listen as Mike Wolfe (American Pickers) invites you to be a part of history. Experience the sound of the new engine that will be powering the next generation of Indian Motorcycles.





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